Paternity leave laws by state (Details on all 50)

About to become a new father?

Congratulations!

You have so many things to plan for and be excited about. Building the nursery, learning to change diapers, and learning to survive on little to no sleep.

But right now you have to figure out what to do those first few weeks after baby comes home. Can you stay home with mom and the baby and get paid? How much unpaid leave can new dads take? What will happen to your salary and benefits when you go back to work?

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Best detangler for toddlers with curly hair (plus 5 crucial tips)

My daughter’s curly hair is a double-edged sword.

On the one hand, it is stunningly gorgeous and seems to naturally fall into these incredible locks that I know straight-haired people pay a lot of money to emulate!

On the other hand, her hair causes her (and us) a lot of anguish, pain, and tears when it gets knotted up and tangled.

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When to Stop Burping a Baby (3+ signs your baby is ready)

Burping a baby is truly an art.

There’s no one way to do it, no one technique that always work.

Every baby is different and has different needs. And every parent will have a slightly different touch.

(In your household there’s probably one parent who just seems to be awesome at it for whatever reason).

But regardless, burping your baby can sometimes be a time consuming and frustrating task. So it’s fair to ask when you can stop burping your baby, or around what age to stop burping your baby.

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Baby Formula Mixed Wrong: Now What?

effects of too much baby formula

I remember the days of mixing formula extremely well.

We used to make big jugs of formula at night that would give us plenty for the next day.

The process was simple, but treacherous: Fill the jug with the right amount of water, carefully count out the scoops of formula, stir thoroughly.

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The 3 Best Cribs for Twins (in small spaces)

Babies take up a ton of space.

And so do their cribs.

So can you imagine living in a small apartment or house, stressing out about where to put the new baby and all of his/her stuff…

… and then finding out you’re having twins?

If you’re here, you probably can.

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6+ Reliable Ways to Warm Formula & Breastmilk On the Go

When it comes to food, baby’s earliest days are, quite frankly, a bit of a nightmare

Breastfeeding is an enormously difficult and tiring job for mom. And formula feeding has plenty of headaches as well.

(You haven’t lived until you’ve forgotten how many scoops of formula you added to an entire jug of the mixture and had to dump the whole thing and start over.)

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How to Change a Diaper Without Gagging (13 weird ways)

Poopy diapers are pretty gross. This isn’t exactly breaking news.

But for some parents, they’re REALLY, really gross, and especially hard to deal with.

It sounds like a dramatic excuse, but some people truly have intense nausea or severe gag reflexes and just can’t stomach a face full of baby stink for the time it takes to change a diaper.

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What to Do if Your Toddler Drinks Spoiled Milk (Don’t panic!)

I seriously can not tell you how many close calls I’ve had.

In the baby days, parents are HYPER diligent about perfectly tracking, mixing (if using formula), and sterilizing bottles used for milk.

Once the toddler years come and milk is sort of an optional, ‘whenever the kid feels like it’ endeavor, you tend to end up with a lot of half-finished sippy cups of milk lying around the house.

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Baby Crib Dimensions (plus 13 examples)

When you’re getting the nursery ready for a new baby, everything revolves around one thing:

The crib!

It’s the centerpiece of the room, and it’s pretty much your baby’s home for the next couple of months, at the very least.

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